State lawmakers revise bills vetoed for errors
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia lawmakers have fixed flaws in legislation addressing human trafficking, multi-county schools and concealed weapons permits.
The Senate and House of Delegates corrected and passed three measures Wednesday after Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed them because of the errors.
One measure updates the process for applying for a concealed handgun permit. Another allows adjoining counties to share oversight of schools they decide to open jointly. The third clarifies language in the state's new anti-human trafficking law that targets forced prostitution. That measure also allows lawsuits and compensation claims from victims of human trafficking.
All three had initially passed during the regular legislative session that ended Saturday. Lawmakers remedied the three bills during an extended session for completing a new state budget.